Hardwear Security Conference and Training

29 september 2015 - 02 oktober 2015
HSD, Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, Den Haag

In the age of automation, with billions of connected devices, hardware security plays a key role in enabling trust in the core technology and components of automation. There is a predominant need to create a platform for hardware security researchers and companies to brainstorm on breaking and securing hardware.

With that in mind, somewhere in the mid of 2014, amidst all the news and concerns surrounding trust and backdoors in hardware equipment, Hardwear was conceptualized to provide the IT and security community with a platform to discuss and solve issues pertaining to hardware security. The objective of the conference revolves around four key concerns in hardware, firmware and related protocols i.e. backdoors, exploits, trust and attacks (BETA).

Hardwear is owned and managed by the team behind nullcon – International Security Conference (http://nullcon.net). We started our journey of spreading knowledge in the information security industry with nullcon in 2010, which has now become one of the premier security events in Asia.

Hardwear Call For Papers
Hardwear is seeking innovative research on hardware security. If you have done interesting research on attacks or mitigation on any Hardware and want to showcase it to the security community, just submit your research paper. Please find all the relevant details for the submission below.

Hardwear accepts papers on any topic that discusses in-depth hardware and firmware security both from the offensive as well as defensive perspective. Some of the topics of interest include (but not limited to):
- Integrated Circuits 
- Processors 
- Internet of Things/Smart Devices 
- Hardware crypto 
- Embedded Systems 
- Automobile, Aeroplane, train automation systems and hardware components 
- Industrial Control Systems/SCADA Systems 
- Satellite Systems 
- Medical Devices 
- Smartphone firmware, hardware 
- Firmware 
- Hardware pentesting 
- Trusted Platform Module 
- Radio communication Protocols and hardware 
- Trust and assurance algorithms 
- Multimedia hardware, firmware, protocols 
- Telecom Hardware/Networks 
- Electronic/Physical Locks

New Research (40 mins – 1 hr) – is a deep knowledge technical track that includes new research, vulnerabilities, zero days or exploits. And by new we really mean new i.e. if your research or talk has been published/showcased before, it will fall under current research category even though there are enhancements/changes to the original research.

Current Research (30 mins – 1 hr) – comprises of known security issues, new research presented/published elsewhere, case studies, twist to an existing research, vulnerability, exploit or research-in-progress.

Tool (30 mins – 1 hr) – Comprises of open source security tools, exploits, hardware etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the original authors to showcase their work to the world.

Important Dates
•CFP Opens: 15th May 2015
•CFP Closing Date: Extended – 15th July 2015 (Old date was 1 July 2015)
•Final list of speakers online: 20th July 2015

The Hague Security Delta is endorsing partner of Hardwear.io and therefore HSD Partners receive a 20% discount on the entrance fee. When registering, use discount code: HW2015